Research articles


41. Parnell, D., & Wilson, R. (2020). Reflecting on our Heritage and Planning our Future: 25 Years of Managing Sport and Leisure. Managing Sport and Leisure, 25(4): 241-245

40. Parnell, D., Widdop, P., Bond, A., & Wilson, R. (2020). COVID-19, networks and sport.Managing Sport and Leisure. ABS List 1*.

39. Power, M.J., Carr, J., Millar, S.R., Parnell, D., & Widdop, P. (2020). Football Politics: the Politics of Football. Managing Sport and Leisure, 25(1-2)


38. Bond, A., Widdop, P., & Parnell, D. Topological Properties of the European Football Loan System: An Economic Network Perspective. European Sport Management Quarterly. 

37. Widdop, P., Chadwick, S., & Parnell, D. (2019). Football and its Shifting Global Powerbase. Sport Business Management: An International Journal, 9(1).

36. Parnell, D., Widdop, P., Groom, R., & Bond, A. (2019). The Emergence of the Sporting Director Role in Football and the Potential of Social Network Theory in Future Research. Managing Sport and Leisure.


35. Parnell, D., Cárdenas, A., Widdop, P., Cardoso-Castro, P.P., & Lang, S. (2018). Sport for development and peace in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Journal of Sport for Development, 6(10): 1-6.

34. Parnell, D., May, A., Widdop, P., Cope, E., & Bailey, R. (2018). Management Strategies of Non-Profit Community Sport Facilities in an era of Austerity. European Sport Management Quarterly.

33. Krustrup, P. et al., (2018). The “Football is Medicine” platform – scientific evidence, large-scale implementation and future perspectives. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports.

32. Parnell, D., Millward, P., Widdop, P., King, N., & May. A. (2018). Sport Policy and Politics in an era of austerity. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. DOI: 10.1080/19406940.2018.1432672


29. Parnell, D., Spracklen, K., & Millward, P. (2016). Sport management issues in an era of austerity. European Sport Management Quarterly. DOI:10.1080/16184742.2016.1257552

28. Cope, E., Bailey, R., Parnell, D., & Nicholls, A. (2016). Football, sport and the development of young people’s life skills. Sport in Society. DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2016.1207771

27. Parnell, D., Cope, E., Bailey, R., & Widdop, P. (2016). Sport Policy and English Primary Physical Education: The role of professional football clubs in outsourcing. Sport in Society, DOI:10.1080/17430437.2016.1173911

26. Mckenna, J., Quarmby, T., Kime, N., Parnell, D., & Zwolinsky, S. (2016). Lessons from the field for working in Healthy Stadia: physical activity practitioners reflect on ‘sport’. Sport in Society, DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2016.1173913

25. May, A., & Parnell, D. (2016). The Community Impact of Football Pitches: A Case Study of Maidstone United FC. Sport in Society,  DOI:10.1080/17430437.2016.1173921)

24. Curran, K., Rosenbaum, S., Parnell, D., Stubbs, B., Pringle, A., & Hargreaves, J. (2016). Tackling mental health: the role of professional football clubs. Sport in Society, DOI:10.1080/17430437.2016.1173910

23. Cade, D., Curran, K., Fuller, A., Hacker, J., Knight, C., Lansley, S., Parnell, D., & Philpott, M. (2016). Perspectives from those involved in Healthy Stadia. Sport in Society, DOI:10.1080/17430437.2016.1173915)

22. Parnell, D., Curran, K., & Philpott, M. (2016). Healthy Stadia: An Insight from Policy to Practice. Sport in Society, DOI:10.1080/17430437.2016.1173914

21. Pringle, A., Parnell, D., Rutherford, Z., McKenna, J., Zwolinsky, S., & Hargreaves, J. (2016). Sustaining health improvement activities delivered in English professional football clubs using evaluation: A short communication. Soccer & Society,  DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2015.1100431

20. Parnell, D., & Pringle, A. (2016). Football and Health Improvement: an emerging field. Soccer & Society, 17(2): 171-174.

19. Lansley, S., & Parnell, D. (2016). Football and Health: Getting StrategicSoccer & Society, 17(2): 175-182. DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2015.1082751

18. Parnell, D., Buxton, S., Hewitt, D., Reeves, M., Cope, E., & Bailey, R. (2016). The pursuit of lifelong participation: the role of professional football clubs in the delivery of physical education and school sport in England. Soccer & Society, 17(2): 225-241. DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2015.1082752

17. Martin, A., Morgan, S., Parnell, D., Philpott, D., Pringle, A., Rigby, M., Taylor, A., & Topham, J. (2016). A perspective from key stakeholders on football and health improvement. Soccer and Society. Soccer & Society, 17(2): 175-182. DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2015.1082751

16. Zwolinsky, S., McKenna, J., Parnell, D., & Pringle, A. (2016). Can ‘English Premier League’ funding for PE and school sport achieve its aims? Soccer & Society, 17(2): 242=245. DOI10.1080/14660970.2015.1082765


15. Cope, E., Bailey, R., & Parnell, D. (2015). Outsourcing physical education: A critical discussion. International Journal of Physical Education, 52(4): 2-11.

14. Cope, E., Parnell, D., Macfadyen, T., & Reeves, M. (2015). A Critical Debate on the Provision of Primary Physical Education: the English Context. International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education, 68.

13. Parnell, D., Pringle, A., McKenna, J., Zwolinsky, S., Rutherford, Z., Hargreaves, J., Trotter, L., & Richardson, D. (2015). Reaching older people with physical activity delivered in football clubs: The reach, adoption and implementation characteristics of the Extra-time Programme. BMC Public Health, 15. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-1560-5.

12. Parnell, D., Pringle, A., Widdop, P., & Zwolinsky, S. (2015). Short Communication: A Partnership to Explore Football as a Vehicle for Enhancing Social Inclusion Using an Intervention Mapping Framework. Social Inclusion, 3 7, no. 2: 200–3.

11. Bailey, R, Cope, E., & Parnell, D. (2015). REALISING THE BENEFITS OF SPORTS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: THE HUMAN CAPITAL MODEL. R Nuevas tendencias en Educación Física, Deporte y Recreación, 28: 147-154.

10. Hilland, T.A., Beynon, C, McGee, C, Murphy R.C., Parnell, D., Romeo-Velilla, M., Stratton, G., & Foweather, L. (2015). Training sports coaches to tackle tobacco: formative evaluation of the SmokeFree Sports campaign. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 51(1): 2-16, DOI: 10.1080/14635240.2014.915758

9. Parnell, D., Millward, P., & Spracklen, K. (2015). Sport and austerity in the UK: An insight into Liverpool 2014. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 7(2): 200-203. DOI: 10.1080/19407963.2014.968309


8. Parnell, D., & Richardson, D. (2014). Football and Inclusivity: Introduction. Soccer & Society, 15(6): 823-827. DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2014.920619

7. Curran, K., Bingham, D.D., Richardson, D., & Parnell, D. (2014). Ethnographic engagement inside a Football in the Community programme at an English Premier League football club. Soccer & Society, 15(6): 934-950. DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2014.920627

6. Bingham, D.D., Parnell, D., Curran, K., & Richardson, D. (2014). Fit Fans: understanding the issues and effectiveness of a health promotion programme for older men delivered within an English Premier League Football Club. Soccer & Society, 15(6):  883-901. DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2014.920624

5. Pringle, A., Parnell, D., Hargreaves, J., McKenna, J..& Zwolinsky, S. (2014). Effect of a Health Improvement Programme for Older Adults Delivered in/by Burton Albion FC. Soccer & Society, 15(6): 902-918. DOI:1080/14660970.2014.920625

4. Rutherford, Z., Seymore-Smith, S., Matthews, C., Wilcox, J., Gough, B., Parnell, D., & Pringle, A. (2014). “Motivate”: The effect of a Football in the Community delivered weight loss programme on over 35 year old men and women’s cardiovascular risk factors. Soccer & Society, 15(6): 951-969. DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2014.920628


3. Romeo-Velilla, M., Beynon, C., McGee, C., Murphy RC., Parnell, D., Hilland, T.A., Stratton, G., & Foweather, L. (2013). Formative evaluation of a UK community-based sports intervention to prevent smoking among children and young people: SmokeFree Sports. Journal of Sport for Development, 2(3).

2. Parnell, D., Stratton, G., Drust, B., & Richardson, D. (2013). Football in the Community Schemes: Exploring the Effectiveness of an Intervention in Promoting Positive Healthful Behaviour ChangeSoccer & Society, 14(1): 25-51. DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2012.69267

1. Knowles, Z., Ridgers, N.D, Parnell, D., & Stratton, G. (2013). Learning from the experts: Exploring playground experience and activities using a write and draw technique. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 10:406-415.

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